Economic Affairs

Reordering Asia's supply chains won't go far enough for the US

The shift of supply chains to South-east Asia means, ironically, that the region will become even more integrated with China, says Associate Editor Vikram Khanna.PHOTO: ST FILE

Why Singapore? Why Vietnam? And why supply chains?

These are some of the questions that arise when looking back at US Vice-President Kamala Harris' visit to South-east Asia last week. The answers might shed some light on the Biden administration's emerging policy towards Asean, as well as China - and where it falls short.

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